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RIP Bill Russell
Palama Offline
#1 Posted:
Joined: 02-05-2013
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I wasn’t a Celtics fan while growing up and didn’t know the true greatness of Bill but the more I learned, the more I respected the man.

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tonygraz Offline
#2 Posted:
Joined: 08-11-2008
Posts: 19,066
One of the greats !
deadeyedick Offline
#3 Posted:
Joined: 03-13-2003
Posts: 15,242
RIP to one of the best to ever play the game.
Ram27 Offline
#4 Posted:
Joined: 04-30-2005
Posts: 46,764
Pray RIP
MACS Offline
#5 Posted:
Joined: 02-26-2004
Posts: 76,932
Sad day in beantown... Crying
Sunoverbeach Offline
#6 Posted:
Joined: 08-11-2017
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RIP Mr. Secretary
frankj1 Offline
#7 Posted:
Joined: 02-08-2007
Posts: 42,877
two consecutive college championships
Olympic Gold medal champion.
8 consecutive NBA crowns (would have been more but for a broken/sprained ankle early in the run) and 11 overall. Two as player coach.

The greatest winner in the history of team sports. Period.

And more.

Over the years I've heard the senseless argument that it was easier in an 8 team league than in today's 30 or so team league. I say it was much more difficult as the talent was more condensed.
Think of it this way, forget that Wilt Chamberlain, the greatest single force in all of sports, couldn't beat him, but guys like Walt Bellamy played for the worst teams!

RIP Big Bill.
JadeRose Offline
#8 Posted:
Joined: 05-15-2008
Posts: 19,497
Bill Russell was a badass on and off the court. A man I admired. RIP
DrafterX Offline
#9 Posted:
Joined: 10-18-2005
Posts: 96,846
JadeRose wrote:
Bill Russell was a badass on and off the court. A man I whacked off to. RIP


freak... Mellow
delta1 Offline
#10 Posted:
Joined: 11-23-2011
Posts: 27,647
I absolutely hated Bill Russell, the basketball player...you have to be a Laker fan to know how deep that hatred is...nearly as deep as my hatred is for the Boston Celtics...there were annual bloodlettings in the 50's and 60's when the Celtics would tear out Lakers hearts to end every season, or so it seemed, and Bill Russell led the way...

But I have a huge amount of respect for Bill Russell the man, who spoke out about racism in the US, even in his "home town" of Boston when he was winning championships for their benefit, but being treated like a "N-----" by some racists there...

RIP Mr. Russell, a great human being and still in the argument for best basketball player ever
Major Boobage Offline
#11 Posted:
Joined: 07-18-2022
Posts: 232
He’s no Celticbomber though.
frankj1 Offline
#12 Posted:
Joined: 02-08-2007
Posts: 42,877
delta1 wrote:
I absolutely hated Bill Russell, the basketball player...you have to be a Laker fan to know how deep that hatred is...nearly as deep as my hatred is for the Boston Celtics...there were annual bloodlettings in the 50's and 60's when the Celtics would tear out Lakers hearts to end every season, or so it seemed, and Bill Russell led the way...

But I have a huge amount of respect for Bill Russell the man, who spoke out about racism in the US, even in his "home town" of Boston when he was winning championships for their benefit, but being treated like a "N-----" by some racists there...

RIP Mr. Russell, a great human being and still in the argument for best basketball player ever

easy for me to understand.
At least know how intimidating it was for us Celtic fans to see our guys go up against some of the greatest collections of NBA talent ever assembled.
If it could ever be possible to go back in time and replay any of those series, I'd have no trouble believing the Lakers would/could win.

West and Baylor struck fear in my heart!
frankj1 Offline
#13 Posted:
Joined: 02-08-2007
Posts: 42,877
Major Boobage wrote:
He’s no Celticbomber though.

I still think you are , though
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